Rockets Embarrass Spurs In Series Opener, Worst Playoff Loss In Franchise History

The Spurs took a shocking loss last night in their series opener against the Houston Rockets. 

In their worst playoff loss in franchise history, San Antonio fell 126-99 to Houston in game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. 

Houston led by as many as 15 in the first quarter and San Antonio never gained composure to slow the Rockets down. By halftime, the Rockets had taken a 69-39 lead. 

The two-time defensive player of the year, Kawhi Leonard, and the Spurs’ never stepped up to contain the Rockets, especially from behind the arc. The Rockets were 22 of 50 from three, the most 3s attempted and made against the Spurs in the playoffs. 

What was the biggest impact on this game, the Rockets  great offense or Spurs poor defense?

Houston had six players score in double digits. Trevor led the team with 23 points, followed by Clint Capela with 20 and James Harden also with 20 to add to his 14 assists. Louis Williams hit 13 and Eric Gordon 11 off the bench. 

Kawhi Leonard led Spurs with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but went 3-7 from three and 5-14 from the field. LaMarcus Aldridge was a non-factor in this game. The 6-11 power forward, scored only four points  going 2-7 from the field.

If game 1 is any indication of how this series will go, the Spurs are in for an upset.

 

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